Ants? Who wants ants?

Who wants ants like this? Not us, I say. We prefer an ant-free kitchen.

Visiting ants are not welcome in our kitchen

Visiting ants are not welcome in our kitchen

Sadly, no amount of vinegar, friendly redirection or anything worked. To get our ant-free kitchen we had to stoop to ant bait made of 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of borax, and ½ cup of water, all boiled in a saucepan for three minutes exactly.

It thickens to the consistency of thick honey as it cools. We dollop blobs onto bits of strategically placed paper in funny little ant-loved corners of the kitchen. It takes a week, but they take the bait back to their nest, eat the borax, and eventually stop coming back. People say it works really well. We agree.

The last of the visiting ants, gone but not forgotten

The last of the visiting ants, gone but not forgotten

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